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History of the borough of Newtownards, county Down, Northern Ireland.

History of the borough of Newtownards, county Down, Northern Ireland.

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Published by [s.n.] in [S.l.] .
Written in English


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Spine title: Newtownards.

Other titlesNewtownards.
The Physical Object
Pagination(5)p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17438892M

County Down GenWeb a part of the Ireland GenWeb Project; created in an effort to help researchers find local resources and reference information. County Down Important Homes Circa County Down Convicts to Australia over convicts who were originally from County Down and were transported to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. Portaferry can be accessed by public transport from Newtownards, Belfast and other towns. For further timetable information visit Bikes can be hired from Mike the Bike Cycle Hire, 53 Frances Street, Newtownards T: Parking is available in Portaferry town centre where the route begins.

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The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Trevor Cummings, has welcomed the Department of Infrastructure’ s recent announcement of £20m funding for Blueways and Greenways in Northern Ireland. Ards and North Down Borough Council already has plans in place for developing Greenways in the borough, with proposals to extend the Comber Greenway at an . Ballyhalbert (formerly known as Talbotston and Halbertston) is a small village and townland in County Down, Northern is on the east coast of the Ards Peninsula between Ballywalter and is largely residential and has a small harbour and large caravan site which was formerly a Royal Air Force (RAF) airfield, RAF Ballyhalbert, during World War II.


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History of the borough of Newtownards, county Down, Northern Ireland Download PDF EPUB FB2

The area around Newtownards was first inhabited by Stone Age hunter-gatherers. They survived by fishing from the shores of the lough and hunting for pigs, small animals and birds in the surrounding dense forests. They used flint to make arrow heads, spears, axes, and cutting tools. Newtownards, originally known as Movilla, is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland The town lies at the most northernly tip of Strangford Lough, 15 miles east of Belfast, on the Ards Peninsula.

county Down Newtownards is the main town of the Ards Borough Council area. It had a population of 27, people in the Census. Newtownards (Ards) is one of Ards and North Down Borough's biggest and bustling towns.

The old market town has retained a reputation for good shopping which continues to attract people from far and wide. What it has to offer goes far beyond the hustle and bustle – to simply see the town as the gateway to other parts of the Borough, is to miss.

St Marks Church of Ireland in Church St, Newtownards in the west of town. The rector before his death in was Rev. Hugh Caldwell. There were Church of Ireland adherents in Newtownards in so a new church was built in in the Gothic style.

A Comprehensive History of the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham. Newtownards, Co. Down [Bibliography] Newtownards (or Newtown Ards) Poor Law Union was formally declared on the 3rd September and covered an area of square miles.

County Down (Irish: Contae an Dúin) is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, in the northeast of the island of Ireland. It covers an area of 2, km 2 ( sq mi) and has a population ofIt is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland and is within the province of borders County Antrim to the north, the Irish Sea to the east, County.

This page features civil Birth Records for the district of Newtownards in Co. Down and includes full names (where possible), the year of birth, and the quarter in which the birth occurred.

A searchable index of all available birth records is available here. It was founded by Affreca, daughter of Godred Olafsson, King of the Isles, and wife of John de Courcy, Anglo-Norman conqueror of the province of Ulster.

The site of the abbey was on the Ards Peninsula, 7 miles (11 km) from Newtownards, at the confluence of a small river and Strangford Lough. Family History - Newtownards, County Down or Nationwide A truly comprehensive collection of Family Research sites.

Find ancestors born in or around Newtownards, County Down, nationwide plus military records or trace war graves. Ards Historical Society will be researching the industries in and around the town of Newtownards over the last century, where there has been a strong tradition of weaving in flax, cotton and wool.

Other industries have thrived in the town, where an educated and adaptable work force was readily available to local and emigrant entrepreneurs. History. Newtown-Ardes is a market and post-town, a parish and the head of a union.

It is located partly within the barony of Lower Castlereagh, but most of the parish lies within the barony of Arades, county Down, province of Ulster. The parish is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Down.

Movilla Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Mhaigh Bhile "Monastery of the Plain of the Notable Tree") in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, is believed to have been one of Ulster's and Ireland's most important monasteries.

Movilla should not be confused with Moville in County Donegal. Probable monastic grave slabs 10thth Century. This page features civil Marriage Records for the district of Newtownards in Co.

Down and includes full names (where possible), the year of marriage, and the quarter in which the marriage occurred. A searchable index of all available marriage records is available here. Newtownards, town, Ards and North Down district, eastern Northern Ireland, situated at the northern end of Strangford Lough (inlet of the sea), just east of Belfast.

It was founded by Sir Hugh Montgomery in at the site of a ruined Dominican friary (established by Walter de Burgh, earl of Ulster).

Pop. () 27,; () 28, Newtownards is a town in the north-east of County Down, near the head of Lough Strangford. It is 14 kilometres by road from Belfast. Newtownards Camp was one of the four used by the 36th Division in There are 21 Commonwealth burials of the war. Scrabo Tower is a feet high 19th-century lookout tower or folly that stands on Scrabo Hill near Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland.

Scrabo Tower is situated 1¼ miles southwest of Newtownards. Photo: Guliolopez, CC BY-SA A comprehensive account of the history of mining in the area is given by Woodrow (). The site straddles sheets 29 and 37 of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland.

The memoir that accompanies sheet 29 gives a detailed summary of the geology and mining history. Though the history of Northern Ireland lives on in its sometimes majestic, sometimes intriguing great houses and gardens, it’s the stories of the people who inhabited them that really bring that heritage to life.

So wherever you go you’ll find a tale behind the bricks and mortar – or indeed beneath the soil. Newtownards.

County Down. Northern Ireland. Places to go County Down Newtownards 87 Accommodation, 5 Events, 82 Things to do. Clandeboye Golf Club Newtownards, County Down.

The North Down Club of Clandeboye boasts. Newtownards is a town, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies at the most northern tip of Strangford Lough, 10 miles (16 km) east of Belfast, on the Ards Peninsula.

It is situated in the civil parish of Newtownards and the historic baronies of Ards Lower and Castlereagh Lower. It was founded in by Affreca, wife of John de Courcy, the Anglo-Norman invader of East Ulster. Poor and decayed in the late Middle Ages, the abbey was dissolved in but in the early 17th century was granted to Sir Hugh Montgomery and the nave was refurbished for parish worship until the late 18th century.(Ireland) was passed by Parliament and the new law dissolved all but 10 of the existing 68 boroughs in Ireland.

The Borough of Newtownards was among them. In Marchthe then Newtownards Urban District Council took advantage of a change in the law brought about by the Municipal Corporations Act (Northern Ireland) Baptist; Parish Baptisms Marriage Burials; Banbridge: - Belfast: - Castlereagh: - Drumgooland: - Lisburn: -